Senior citizens are often the target of consumer fraud over the telephone or through the mail.
The South Hill Senior Center, 2727 S. Mount Vernon, is planning a free program next month to help its members identify and avoid unscrupulous sales pitches.
It is one of a series of ongoing programs at the center to help seniors manage their lives.
Postal Inspector James Bordenet from the Seattle division of the Postal Service will appear at 10:30 a.m. June 3 at the center to talk about the problem of fraud.
People who work with senior citizens in the community are invited to the seminar earlier, at 9 a.m. to learn how to educate their clients on avoiding fraud.
On Monday, the center is offering a short seminar on who needs long-term health care insurance.
The 1 p.m. seminar will cover topics such as alternatives to nursing homes, Medicare benefits, the handling of personal assets and the need for insurance under specific situations.
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